Journalism school

A journalism school is a school or department, usually part of an established university, where journalists are trained. An increasingly used term for a journalism department, school or college is 'J-School'. Many of the most famous and respected journalists of the past and present had no formal training in journalism, but learned their craft on the job, often starting out as copy boys/copy girls. Today, in many parts of the world it is usual for journalists to first complete university-level training which incorporates both technical skills such as research skills, interviewing technique and shorthand and academic studies in media theory, cultural studies and ethics.

Historically, in the United Kingdom entrants used first to complete a non media-studies related degree course, giving maximum educational breadth, prior to taking a specialist postgraduate pre-entry course. However, this has changed over the last ten years with journalism training and education moving to higher educational institutions. There are now over 60 universities in the UK offering BA honours degrees in journalism. Postgraduate courses are more well-established, some of which are either recognised by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) or the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

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Dr. Stanley I . Soffin

The Argus Press 12 Jul 2020
Former director of the Michigan State University School of Journalism and ombudsperson in the Office of the President at MSU, died July 9, 2020, at his home in Grosse Pointe ... Soffin moved up through the academic ranks at MSU and in 1982 became director of the School of Journalism....

Mayor warns of increased spread as 68 COVID-19 cases reported in Lincoln

Lincoln Journal Star 12 Jul 2020
The actions we take today will impact what school looks in the fall, how easy it will be to find a job, when concerts come back, and how many friends and family members get sick." ... FRANCIS GARDLER JOURNAL STAR ... FRANCIS GARDLER JOURNAL STAR ... FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR ... JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star ... JUSTIN WAN, Journal Star ... GWYNETH ROBERTS, Journal Star....

UNM has 4 finalists for health sciences VP

Albuquerque Journal 12 Jul 2020
UNM said on its website that the school has determined the other three finalists but declined to publicly identify them ... Paul Roth, the current top executive at the Health Sciences Center, is retiring at the end of the month after more than 40 years at the university, including more than 26 years as the medical school dean....

Teachers, unions want to stick with remote learning when school resumes

Albuquerque Journal 12 Jul 2020
The National Education Association of Santa Fe is also urging district leaders to start school under a remote model ... Bernstein told the Journal that 4% of the 1,830 educators who responded to the survey were ready to start school under the hybrid model ... We all want to return to real school,” ATF’s statement said....

Fleet Football: Erskine's success came before emphasis on scholarships

Index-Journal 12 Jul 2020
Both schools joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953 ... “We want to get several other schools that are willing to go back and play football on the basis it was played 10 years ago and if we can’t get up our own class league we’ll simply have to give up for we can’t compete with the big boys,” Todd told the Index-Journal in 1940....

Sickenger: Virus stops Journal’s decades-long pickup game

Albuquerque Journal 12 Jul 2020
The Journal’s Ken Sickenger poses with his face and basketball masked up. Sickenger has played extensively in a Journal-rooted weekly pickup basketball game that began at least as early as 1989, but is off for now ... I rejoined the fray in 1999, getting schooled by more-legit players like Hartranft and then Journal city editor Charlie Moore....

While Guilford gears up to decide, some other N.C. school districts gauge tentative plans for ...

News & Record 12 Jul 2020
Superintendent Sharon Contreras is expected to share on Tuesday proposals on reopening for the 2020-21 school year in August ... “This is not a perfect plan, but it’s affordable to us," Superintendent Angela Hairston told the school board last week, the Winston-Salem Journal reported ... School board members aren't expected to vote on any of it that night....

‘Hometown of my heart’: Mary Oishi named Albuquerque’s fifth poet laureate

Albuquerque Journal 12 Jul 2020
Her elementary school was located in a sundown town, which meant Black people weren’t allowed to stay the night ... “The bus rides home (from school) were atrocious,” she recalls ... It was nightmarish in elementary school.” ... “I won journalism awards with the high school paper ... Support your local Albuquerque Journal....

Here are winners of Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation’s scholarships

Daily Bulletin 12 Jul 2020
The Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation recently awarded a total of $7,500 in scholarships to 11 students who graduated from high school this spring ... Winners from Rancho Cucamonga High School are Christine Natal, visual arts/painting; and Beth Gonzales, performing arts/music and journalism....

Pass lifeline for local news

The Scranton Times-Tribune 12 Jul 2020
According to the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina, at least 30 local newspapers closed or merged in April and May alone. More than 1,800 communities that had a local news outlet in 2004 have none ... Dan Newhouse of Washington have introduced the Local Journalism Sustainability Act ... Reps ... .......

Letter: Report was needed

Longview News-Journal 12 Jul 2020
It was exactly 50 years ago that the Longview school buses were bombed because our ......

‘Moving target’: Schools deal with new plans, Trump demands

Wilmington News Journal 12 Jul 2020
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Betsy DeVos again calls for school districts to open fully for 2020-21

Stars and Stripes 12 Jul 2020
Please support our journalism with a subscription. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made clear on Sunday that she wants schools to reopen fully for most students for the 2020-21 academic year, even as COVID-19 infection rates are soaring in some parts of the country and some superintendents say it is impossible for them to do that....